History and Aims and Objectives
The Association was founded in 1970 as the Commonwealth Magistrates’ Association and the current name was adopted in 1988.
Aims and Objectives
- To advance the administration of the law by promoting the independence of the judiciary.
- To advance education in the law, the administration of justice, the treatment of offenders and the prevention of crime within the Commonwealth;
[“The Rule of Law can only be observed if there is a strong and independent judiciary which is sufficiently equipped and prepared to apply such laws.” Victoria Falls Proclamation, 1994].
- To disseminate information and literature on all matters of interest concerning the legal process within the various countries comprising the Commonwealth.
The CMJA published its History of the last 50 years: “ The Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association 1970-2020” in June 2020, it is available for purchase from the CMJA.
History of the CMJA 1970-2020
Due to the weight of the book, a special postage rate applies for orders from Europe or the Rest of the World.
Postage to Europe – £13
Postage to the Rest of the World – £30